It's CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) Season! May 18th our produce deliveries are going to be starting. Interested in joining a CSA and receiving weekly fresh organic produce? Check out Local Harvest's website to find a local farm in your area. Below are a few Journal sketches I did last season.
An Art Retreat on Bainbridge Island with two of my favorite Artists? What could be better?
Being a supportive husband he said "Book it!". I immediately messaged Serena and found there was still room! Since taking my Utah art trip, I dreamed of going on an art retreat that lasted more than a day. This was simply providential. The perfect teachers and the perfect location. We have family in Washington state and were in desperate need of another road trip.
I didn't document the retreat like I should have, because I was so involved in all the artsy fun. But I did manage to take a few photos along the way.
This was the trip of a lifetime! Christy and Junelle were delightful teachers and Serena spoiled us rotten. I even met a few friends along the way. If you ever have the chance to go on one of Serena's retreats, take it! You wont be sorry.
Come take a peek inside my Art Journal......
This little Nature Art Journal makes me so giddy. It's just a "little fellow" made from a 5X7 vintage book that nobody wanted. Poor little guy. He is now very wanted and much loved. I usually gesso my books as I create, but because this is going to be my little travel book, I pre-gessoed all the pages. Now every page is a blank canvas ready for my art.
When I don't have room to carry my travel journal with me, I make sure to at least carry a couple pieces of gessoed book paper in my bag. It takes up little room in my purse so I can watercolor on-the-go and paste it in my travel journal when I get home. It also takes the pressure off of perfection because if I don't like it then it doesn't go into my book.
It's so fun to have an art journal with a theme. What I love about a nature theme is that it can carry over into every season. What will your next art journal theme be?
Do you want a sneak peak? click here!
Today is day one and I have been hiding out in my art room all day painting and watching class videos. This is a three-week class full of so many wonderful holiday projects. The inspiration in this class is just overflowing. Come join me!
When I found out Junelle Jacobsen was going to be featured in Somerset Workshop magazine, I knew I had to get my copy as swiftly as possible. To my delight, 39 pages were dedicated to Junelle. She showed how to create 5 unique mixed media projects along with more inspiring photos of her art work. I rarely spend money on magazines, but this magazine was chalked full of so much crafting inspiration, I couldn't help myself. It was Love at first sight.
I am addicted to any class Junelle Jacobsen teaches on watercolor and art journals. Her style and her friendly personality are so charming. She is a delightful teacher. I adore her. Here are two pieces I completed from her class. You can find this particular class through Christy Tomlinson's blog: HERE
Go check her class out now!
If you know me, you are aware of my love of anything Junelle Jacobsen. You must check out her first of many classes titled: the Art of Wild Abandonment. You can find the class info over at Christy Tomlinson's blog: HERE
Here is just a small example of what you will find in her class. There are project galore!!!
This next project is especially dear to me because I made this before my sweet bird "Tootsie Girl" passed away. She is the curious cockatiel on the left. I even used her feathers in the piece. She was my first bird and my treasure.